Virtual Library

Subject List

Academic

  • Academic OneFile  Full-text, peer-reviewed articles covering physical sciences, technology, medicine, social sciences, the arts, theology, literature and more.
  • Student Resources In Context  Cross-curricular reference content aligned with Common Core standards. Usefully presented multimedia material. Great support for papers, projects, and presentations.

Articles

  • CQ Researcher Comprehensive reporting and analysis on current news issues. Noted for its in-depth, unbiased coverage of health, social trends, criminal justice, international affairs, education, the environment, technology and the economy.
  • General OneFile  News, magazines, and journal articles on many topics: art, business, current events, economics, education, the environment, health care, hobbies, law, politics, science, social science, sports, technology, etc. Includes full-text articles, many with images.

Auto Repair

  • Chilton Library  Step-by-step auto repair instructions, photos, illustrations, wiring diagrams, diagnostic trouble codes, recall information, and maintenance and specification tables. Covers domestic and import vehicles up to current model year. (Guided Tutorial)

Biography

  • Biography In Context  Come face-to-face with 700,000+ biographies of notable people, past and present, via video, audio clips and images. Learn about their challenges, motivations, successes, and failures with reliable, up-to-date content.
  • Literature Resource Center  Biographical details, full-text literary criticisms, primary sources and reviews on 130,000+ novelists, poets, essayists, journalists, and writers worldwide from all time periods. (Guided Tutorial)

Books/Literature  

Business/Investment

Career

  • AtoZdatabases  Search jobs, businesses or mailing lists.
  • Career Center Job Prep Learn more about a career, prepare for job exams, learn workplace skills.
  • JobScout  An online learning platform that will teach you basic Internet skills you need to find a job.
  • Job Hunting Online Courses  Free enrollment with your library card.
  • Learning Express Library   Helps build job search and career advancement skills. Offers prep tests for professional licensing/certification, high school equivalency, and more.
  • Employment Resources  Helpful links on career exploration, job sources, and interview help.

Consumer

Computers

eBooks and eAudiobooks

Education and Lifelong Learning

  • Gale Courses  (Formerly Learn4Life) offers a wide range of interactive courses for free with your library card.
  • LearningExpress Library 3.0  Helps build skills in reading, writing, math, science, job search and career advancement. Offers practice tests for college admissions, professional licensing/certification, high school equivalency, and much more.
  • JobScout  An online learning platform that will teach you basic Internet skills you need to find a job.

Encyclopedias

  • Gale Virtual Reference Library  Searchable online reference books in arts, history, and science subject areas with high quality information for researchers.

General

  • CQ Researcher Comprehensive reporting and analysis on current news issues. Noted for its in-depth, unbiased coverage of health, social trends, criminal justice, international affairs, education, the environment, technology and the economy.
  • General OneFile  
  • Opposing Viewpoints In Context Information on today’s significant social issues, from climate change to immigration. It includes 14,000+ pro/con viewpoint essays and 5,000+ topic overviews.
  • Student Resources In Context  Cross-curricular reference content aligned with Common Core state standards. Usefully presents multimedia material. Provides great support for papers, projects, and presentations.

Genealogy

Health & Medicine

History

Languages

Magazine & Newspaper Articles

  • CQ Researcher Comprehensive reporting and analysis on current news issues. Noted for its in-depth, unbiased coverage of health, social trends, criminal justice, international affairs, education, the environment, technology and the economy.
  • General OneFile

Museum Passes

  • Discover & Go Free and discounted passes to local museums and cultural institutions. 

Pro/Con

  • CQ Researcher Comprehensive reporting and analysis on current news issues. Noted for its in-depth, unbiased coverage of health, social trends, criminal justice, international affairs, education, the environment, technology and the economy.
  • Opposing Viewpoints in Context  Information on today’s significant social issues, from climate change  to immigration. It includes 14,000+ pro/con viewpoint essays and 5,000+ topic overviews.

Science

Social Science

  • CQ Researcher Comprehensive reporting and analysis on current news issues. Noted for its in-depth, unbiased coverage of health, social trends, criminal justice, international affairs, education, the environment, technology and the economy.
  • Opposing Viewpoints in Context  Information on today’s significant social issues, from climate change  to immigration. It includes 14,000+ pro/con viewpoint essays and 5,000+ topic overviews.

Spanish/Español

Test Preparation

  • Learning Express Library 3.0 Helps build skills in reading, writing, math, science, job search and career advancement. Offers practice tests for college admissions, professional licensing/certification, high school equivalency, and much more.
  • College Entrance Prep Take practice tests (ACT, AP, PSAT/NMSQT, SAT, TOEFL Exams) and get help with college admissions essays.
  • Grad School Entrance Prep Strengthen academic skills and prepare for placement tests and entrance exams (GMAT, GRE, LSAT, MAT, MCAT, PCAT Exams).
  • High School Equivalency Center Practice tests (GED®, HiSET®, TASC™), interactive tutorials, and eBooks to help you prepare.
  • U.S. Citizenship Practice Test Practice questions from the naturalization exam.
  • Driving Permit Practice Tests Take FREE permit practice tests for cars or motorcycles and get answers about obtaining a California Driver's License.